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Join the Obelisk Tours Travel Club

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The Obelisk Tours Travel Club celebrates the rich tapestry of LDS Church history in Britain, and the significant locations of the Church’s past and present. Join today to receive: ✔️12 month membership to the Obelisk Tours Travel Club ✔️Membership pack containing; •Exclusive access to The Hymn Project – tracing the stories behind our British hymns • Exclusive access to The British Handcart Project – revealing the British Story before the USA story • Individually numbered and dated membership certificate ✔️Free access to seven Obelisk Tours of British LDS history via the Obelisk Tours mobile app worth £35! ✔️Quarterly e-newsletter focusing on details of the British LDS Story ✔️Advanced news of live LDS British tours visiting significant LDS sites   There’s more!  The first 1,000 members will also receive free, this 7″x5″ limited edition metal plaque print ready to frame, depicting Preston’s 1840 Flag Market and the Obelisk at which the

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literary Links” – Harry Potter in Oxford

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Literary Links” is a series of posts celebrating Britain’s wonderful links with great authors, dramatists and poets. A number of Christ Church College locations were used for filming the Harry Potter movies. The old cloisters provided the backdrop to Harry being shown his father’s Quidditch trophy. The stairway up to the Dining Hall was used as the entrance to Hogwarts where Professor McGonagall informs the new students they are about to be sorted into their houses. Christ Church decided to not use the Sorting Hat for the selection of their students. Two other scenes were filmed on this staircase: when Filch, the caretaker, catches Harry and Ron arriving late, and when Harry has a flashback of Dumbledore talking to Tom Riddle.   Even though the Dining Hall was not used for filming it was the inspiration for the Hogwarts’s main hall. You can easily imagine floating candles, moving pictures, flying

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“On the Road…” – Gloucester and the USA

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On the road…” is a series of posts about our Discovery of Britain’s highways and byways. Whether it be some family fun, a surprising connection or just a beautiful spot we want to share our love for this country with you. Today we visit Gloucester to celebrate the 4th July – American Independence Day. So how does this English Cathedral City have any connection with American independence? You can guarantee that today there will be multiple renditions of the American national anthem being sung from state to state… and that is where Gloucester steps in. Or more precisely, that is where John Stafford Smith (1750-1836) steps in.     Smith was born along this street – the son of Gloucester Cathedral’s organist. The musical gene passed into his blood as he progressed from chorister to composer and, like his dad, organist. Somewhere around 1773 he composed some music called “The

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